Pearl Jet | Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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Pearl JetPearl Jet

Brewed by:
Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
England, United Kingdom

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Oyster Stout

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

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Photo of maxist
3.82/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gilyano91
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zadro
4.47/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice. Refreshing, mild and rich taste

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Photo of Washuffizi98
2.97/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of charlatan
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of tackerman
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of Mlkluther
3/5  rDev -11.5%

500 ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours black with a beige head which quickly disappeared. Nose is toffee and some malt and the taste follows the nose.

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Photo of Saksis
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Tight moca foam head with good retention, light fizzy CO2 activity around the side of the glass and deep dark roasted barley malt colouration.

Smell - Coffee and dark chocolate roasted barley malt aroma with some mild biscuit. Smokey character and light fruit elements of cherry, apple and plum.

Taste - Great sweet nutty malt element up front with bitter coffee and dark chocolate back all balanced by light elements of cherry and plum.

Mouthfeel - Dry and smooth with a creamy feel. This is basically what you want in a milk Stout mouthfeel so this one is pretty much on point on all fronts.

Overall - Perfectly balanced stout this one is on point on all fronts and is a deserved winner of its 2012 best porter/stout award from the WBA. If you see this buy it you will not be disappointed. Great with Egg curry or foo-young dishes.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of lmaduells
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Carpetsmoker
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of robotiks
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of JackieKu
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of CptnCraptastic
4.12/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of vaughtex
3.17/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Bstrickler
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Albinas
3.96/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.32/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.02/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(purchased at Binny's on Marcey - poured into a proper British pint)

A: clear, dark brown liquid with strong ruby highlights... tall, fairly medium brown head on the pour, falls down in short time, but leaves a nice, messy cap - full coverage... the foam initially had a look as though the beer's cleanliness might be in question... we'll see...

S: you notice right away that something is off, or rather, different... starts off with a clean sort of wet slate scent, soon pulling through dry coffee grounds and a bit of toffee on the end... a shy overall smell that takes a strong whiff to get to whisper

T: again, coffee grounds with a vaguely molasses, sort of hard-baked, dark cookie flavor in the finish... fairly malty all through, showing some citrus pith-y bitterness and tang in the middle... roasted notes rise up quietly toward the finish and are somewhat rounded off, tempered by a moderate, lactose sort of bittersweet-ness - though not all that sweet... hops in the aftertaste?

M: pretty silky smooth with a soft, static, roasty buzz on top... a texture I've come across in a few darker British bottles... dry drop, though it leaves a little residual film... satisfying for what it is

O: by the end, pretty nice... pleasant degree of roast and body for what it is... I would have this again for sure - try to pair it with some selections from the raw bar though

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4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Kitsune
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Pearl Jet from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
3.39 out of 5 based on 219 ratings.
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